Mac Miller, born Malcolm James McCormick, died in his home at age 26 on Friday, Sept. 7. The rapper had long battled substance abuse issues before his untimely death, which took place in his home in California. Miller was long known as a positive personality and was always looking to inspire those who looked up to him.
In honor of Mac Miller’s career, let’s take a look back at some of his most quotable moments.
Below are some of the best quotes, lyrics, and sayings from the Pittsburgh rapper.
“They gonna try to tell you no, shatter all your dreams, but you gotta get up and go, and think of better things. Live free.” — Live Free
“No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile.” – Mac Miller
“The number one reason why people give up so fast is because they tend to look at how far they still have to go, instead of how far they’ve gotten.” – Mac Miller
“Enjoy the best things in your life cuz you ain’t gonna get to live it twice.” — Senior Skip Day
“Sometimes I see the world for how f-ked up it really is. I tell myself I’ll be the one to make a change in it. I could die tonight; not make it to the sunrise, then I couldn’t hear the pain in it.” — 1 Threw 8
“When you feel sad, it’s okay. It’s not the end of the world. Everyone has those days when you doubt yourself, and when you feel like everything you do sucks, but then there’s those days when you feel like Superman. It’s just the balance of the world. I just write to feel better.” – Mac Miller
“I’ma do my thing until the day the reaper come for me. You can keep on grillin’, I’ma smile back.” – Mac Miller
“Time goes by living without you. Hope you know, I’ve been thinking about you.” – Mac Miller
“Someone told me sleep was the cousin of death and followin’ the dollar finds nothin’ but stress.” — 5 O’Clock (feat. Boaz)
“Stand by those who stand by you.” – Mac Miller